"New York, New York" is a song written and performed by American alt-country musician Ryan Adams. It appeared on his 2001 album Gold. The song earned Adams a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal, and the single reached #53 in the UK charts in December 2001. In 2009, the song was included in The Guardians "1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear".
The music video features Adams performing in front of the city's skyline from Brooklyn and was filmed four days before the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. As a result, a message was placed at the end of the video, dedicating it to those who lost their lives, and to "those who worked to save them". Profits from the video were donated to a September 11 charity. The video was played often on MTV and VH1 after the attacks and thus became Adams' breakthrough to mainstream music consumers.
Adams had previously filmed and finished an entirely different video for the song, but decided at the last minute to scrap it and film a new one focusing on the Manhattan skyline (specifically the World Trade Center). The original video was not lost; it was dubbed over and reused for When the Stars Go Blue (which was covered by The Corrs in 2002 and Tim McGraw 2006).